Contents of the LANPRINT.TXT file
LANPrint 1.0 (c) Copyright 1992, by Aleph Systems
Thank you for trying LANPrint, a product of Aleph Systems. We hope
you find LANPrint a convenient, easy way for your users to connect
and disconnect network printers and to change their default Windows
LANPrint consists of three files: LANPRINT.EXE, the executable
program, LANPRINT.INI, the initialization file, and VBRUN100.DLL,
the Visual Basic runtime library. We have chosen not to include
that file with LANPrint because it would more than double the size
of the zipfile, and it is readily available from many sources. If
you need a copy of VBRUN100.DLL, please contact Aleph Systems.
LANPrint should work with any network that works with Windows, including
DEC PathWorks and NFS. The file VBRUN100.DLL should be placed in each
user's Windows directory. The other two files, LANPRINT.EXE and
LANPRINT.INI, should reside in a directory on the file server where all
users have READ access.
The file LANPRINT.INI contains the listing of available network
printers, as well as a listing of the LPT Ports you want to allow
users to connect to networked printers. LANPRINT.INI is an ASCII
text file which can be edited with any text editor, including the
Windows Notepad. Before testing LANPrint, you will need to modify
the sample LANPRINT.INI to reflect the printers available in your network.
Please be sure to read the documentation file, LANPRINT.WRI,
included with the program, for the complete details of the
configuration and operation of LANPrint--it's only a few pages long,
and it will tell you all you need to know about LANPrint. The last page
of LANPRINT.WRI is an order form. We hope you like LANPrint enough to
license it for your file server (at $49 per file server, LANPrint is
a truly low cost enhancement to the Windows environment, especially
for less technical users who do not want to struggle with the network
names of printers or the intricacies of the many Control Panel options
We also hope you look for our other networked Windows program, N.A.I.,
Network Application Installer for Windows. Version 2.0 of N.A.I.
will be released soon, and will include a number of significant
enhancements, including the use of user-specific data; automatic,
"batch" operation for installs, deletes, and upgrades; and point-and-
shoot installation of Windows printer drivers, too.
Aleph Systems will be happy to respond to mail or electronic mail,
but we are unable to offer direct telephone support at this time.
Please contact us via mail at 7319 Willow Avenue, Takoma Park, MD
20912, or at CompuServe 71371,635.